Journal of Divorce & Remarriage

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

The landmark Journal of Divorce & Remarriage is an authoritative resource covering all aspects of divorce, including predivorce marital and family treatment, marital separation and dissolution, children's responses to divorce and separation, single parenting, remarriage, and stepfamilies. With its interdisciplinary focus - represented by the professional variety of the editorial board and the wealth of published topics - it is a valuable instrument for many professionals. The Journal of Divorce & Remarriage enriches the clinical skills of all marriage and family specialists, as well as enhances the therapeutic and legal resources for couples and families needing specialized aid with divorce issues. The interdisciplinary Journal of Divorce & Remarriage is valuable to all professionals who help families, including counselors, social workers, family therapists, and lawyers involved in family law. The journal: serves as a medium for viewpoints from a wide variety of fields; publishes the most recent clinical research studies; increases understanding of the changes that accompany divorce and remarriage and how spouses and children adjust to these changes; realizes that divorce and remarriage and their consequences are an interrelated and continuous process for those involved; provides a useful and informative resource for professionals helping families cope with the dissolution of one marriage and the building of another.

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Website Journal of Divorce & Remarriage website
Other titles Journal of divorce & remarriage, Journal of divorce and remarriage
ISSN 1050-2556
OCLC 21431397
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Divorce education programs are conducting increasingly rigorous impact evaluations to assess if their curriculum improves parenting practices, reduces conflict in the coparenting relationship, and improves outcomes for children. This article presents a 6-month follow-up evaluation of the online version of Parents Forever, an 8-hour divorce education course developed by the University of Minnesota Extension. At follow-up, parents (N = 232) reported significant improvements on several questions about postdivorce parenting and well-being, indicating that the online version of Parents Forever is effective in promoting positive behavioral change for parents.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):261-276. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025900
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    ABSTRACT: More than 40% of U.S. adults have at least one step-relative in their family. Whereas there is much research on providing support for ex-partners and their children, there has been a lesser focus on trying to keep newly blended families intact. Because many members of a failed relationship repartner and have children from these new relationships, we find there is a need to provide support for stepfamilies. The Survival Strategies Workshop provides advice on strategies for blended families. In this article, we illustrate, through the use of case studies, that most of the problems occurring in blended families are not unique and if appropriate strategies are followed the prospect of a happy future is greatly enhanced.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):317-335. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025845
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    ABSTRACT: Informed by consensual qualitative research methodology, the experiences of nine divorced emerging and young adult women were analyzed. Prior to marriage, themes of feeling unmoored, in transition, and without an anchor shaped their narratives. Lack of self-reflection and evaluation predisposed the participants to making decisions based on partial and “convenient” truths. Unfolding processes led the majority of the women to revisit their premarital selves, engage with the emotional work that was deferred, and build foundations that were growth enhancing. Implications for counselors and related professionals are discussed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):277-299. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025897
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    ABSTRACT: This article focuses on the personal experiences of Portuguese women regarding separation and divorce. The sample included 96 women, with at least 1 child, who responded to an inventory that addressed conflict, dysfunctional conjugality, emotional experiences, social support, and adaptation to divorce. Higher levels of conflict and marital dysfunction in litigious divorces were found, as well as more conflict when different lawyers were employed. Those women who were satisfied with alimony and visiting rights reported less conflict, fewer negative emotional experiences, and greater social support. Level of education and duration of separation influenced women’s perceptions. Implications for intervention are addressed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):300-316. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025896
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    ABSTRACT: The role of parental divorce on the adjustment of emerging adults has been understudied and mostly limited to first-year college students. This study sought to examine the relation between parental divorce and adjustment in college students to identify differences in students from intact and divorced families while also examining gender and age differences. Results indicated no adjustment differences as a whole or by gender for intact and divorced families. However, students who were older when their parents divorced had higher levels of self-esteem than those whose parents divorced when they were younger. Implications of the study are discussed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):336-345. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025756
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    ABSTRACT: The process of separation and divorce demands significant changes among family relationships requiring the ongoing negotiation of roles and responsibilities. Most children of separated parents will continue to want contact with both parents, but a small subgroup of children will align with one parent and simultaneously resist or reject the other. Several names and etiological suggestions have been coined to label these extreme alignments, but many of these oversimplify the complexity of these strained parent-child relationship dynamics. This article critically reviews the research literature using an ecological systems framework to better understand the nature of these complex strained parent-child relationships. Courts, legal, and mental health professionals that work with these families are encouraged to assess and respond to these dynamics using an ecological approach.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(3):220-247. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1012698
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    ABSTRACT: Previous research has consistently found that divorce is associated with psychological distress. This study expands existing research by considering age, education, employment, income, length of divorce, number of children, and economic hardship as predictors of postdivorce psychological distress among divorced women in Iran. This study examines 800 divorced women in Iran 30 to 48 years old who had been divorced for no more than 2 years. Results demonstrated that education, number of children, and economic hardship together predict 63.6% of the variance in psychological distress among divorced women. Economic hardship was found to be the strongest contributor. Recommendations for researchers and implications for clinicians are discussed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(3):248-259. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1012700
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    ABSTRACT: Mothers dating after divorce is a dynamic process, where not all mothers date the same way after divorce. However, few studies have examined the different ways that mothers date after divorce, which should influence maternal well-being, risk behaviors, and the quality of their relationships. This study characterizes four different approaches to mothers’ repartnering (referred to as repartnering histories): no dating, dating one partner monogamously, dating multiple partners serially, and dating multiple partners simultaneously. Each repartnering history is characterized by demographic variables, relationship quality, and maternal well-being. Implications of the study are discussed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(3):180-198. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1012701
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    ABSTRACT: The stepfamily is becoming an increasingly common family formation. Blended families comprise approximately 65% of all families. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of step-motherhood through the perception of women who are presently experiencing the phenomenon. A phenomenological research design was used. Data analysis revealed five structures: feeling isolated and unsupported, feeling ill prepared for step-motherhood, acting as the primary parent or re-enforcer, feeling frustration, and feeling rewarded. The results of the study might be helpful to psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals who work with those affected by divorce and remarriage.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(3):171-179. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1012702
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    ABSTRACT: Marital separation is a phenomenon experienced by many during the course of their married lives. Some separations end with reconciliation, and others end with divorce. The following is an intervention model based on the experiences and successes of a marriage and family therapist spanning 26 years. A rationale for such a model is presented, as are steps to take to achieve empowerment and success while taking full advantage of the time spent during a marital separation, regardless of the outcome of the separation.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 02/2015; 56(2):109-116. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.996048
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    ABSTRACT: Adjusting to divorce can be a painful process to endure. Fortunately, research is available to help understand what factors contribute to a healthier recovery for both men and women. Similar to an earlier study (Steiner, Suarez, Sells, & Wykes, 2011) conducted only on women, this study focuses on the effect of infidelity, initiator status, and spiritual well-being on men’s divorce adjustment. One hundred and three divorced men in the United States were surveyed using the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale, Spiritual Well-Being Scale, and a participant questionnaire. Results indicate that spiritual well-being can predict 21% of the divorce adjustment in men. Recommendations for researchers and implications for clinicians are discussed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 02/2015; 56(2):95-108. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.996050
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    ABSTRACT: A program evaluation was conducted of a parent education pro- gram for divorcing parents of minor children. Using a retrospective post-then-pre design, 139 participants reported their knowledge before and after the program and their behaviors in the month prior to the program. Two-month follow-up interviews were used to assess behavior change. Results indicated that participants reported both knowledge gain and behavior change. Change in triangulation avoidance behavior (behaviors to keep children out of the middle of conflict) varied as a function of parenting stage. Knowledge gain regarding the impact of divorce and triangulation on children predicted behavior change in triangulation avoidance. Results are discussed, including recommendations for the program evaluated as well as suggestions for other parenting education programs for divorcing parents.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 02/2015; 56(2):117-136. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.996044
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    ABSTRACT: Visitation centers provide a protected environment for meetings between noncustodial fathers and their children. The aim of the study was to analyze fathers’ experiences with the visitation center. This qualitative study is based on 12 interviews with fathers who had been meeting their children in visitation centers. Findings show that the fathers’ experiences were structured by two poles. On one pole were fathers who experienced the visitation center as a hostile place designed for supervision, limiting their parenthood role. On the opposite pole were fathers who experienced the visitation center as a secure and enabling space that helped in the continuity of relationships with their children. Another group of interviewees expressed both dichotomous voices, experiencing the visitation center as a positive opportunity to meet children, but as negative due to supervision. The discussion focuses on masculinity as constructing the fathers’ experiences.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 02/2015; 56(2):155-169. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.959108
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    ABSTRACT: Using Swedish register data, this article examines the association between having experienced the birth of a younger half-sibling and two educational outcome measures among Swedish 9th graders from 1998 to 2007. The data set, with the full population of 9th graders (N = 874,812), enables us to differentiate between adolescents with maternal as well as paternal half-siblings. The results show that adolescents in postseparation families with half-siblings have lower overall grades and are less likely to be eligible for school continuation after 9th grade than those without half-siblings. The results point to interesting gender patterns both by the sex of the child and whether the half-sibling is maternal or paternal.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 09/2014; 55(7):568-589. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.950897
  • Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 08/2014; 55(6):423-440. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.931756
  • Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 08/2014; 55(6):441-450. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.931757